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KADOKA, S.D. — A dog that survived a automobile pile-up in South Dakota that killed a owners has been joined with a late master’s 3 sons from North Carolina.

Lester, Bobby Jr. and Troy Allgood trafficked to Kadoka to collect adult their father’s effects and Ladybug, who survived a Feb. 6 Interstate 90 pile-up that killed 74-year-old Bobby Allgood Sr. of Reed Point, Mont. The Australian shepherd ran divided after a pile-up and spent 9 days revisiting a site while eluding capture.

A Rapid City mom and son eventually coaxed a dog into their car. Kadoka Police Chief Forrest Davis boarded Ladybug during his home until a brothers arrived to collect her up. The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ykrw8O) a Allgood brothers on Monday gave Davis a bullion cranky engraved with their thanks.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com




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Jeep debuts the only series-produced four-door convertible in the world.

Based on the redesigned 2007 Wrangler that was revealed at the Detroit auto show, the Unlimited adds two extra doors by stretching the wheelbase 20.6 inches. The extra length has also added some much-needed interior space. Dropping the top of the Wrangler Unlimited isn’t as easy as pushing a button, but Jeep’s new top — the “Freedom Top” — is a three-piece affair that offers several different configurations, from sunroof to full convertible.

Jeep claims to have worked hard to maintain the Wrangler’s off-road prowess, despite the increased wheelbase. Optional four-wheel drive can be coupled with larger 32-inch BFGoodrich off-road tires, an electrically controlled front anti-roll bar that disconnects to increase wheel travel, locking front and rear differentials, and a 4.0:1 transfer-gear ratio. To counter any fears regarding roll-over incidents, the Wrangler comes standard with stability control with roll mitigation built in. The four-door Wrangler Unlimited is expected to reach showrooms this fall and will likely cost $21,000 for a basic version and top $30,000 for one equipped with all the off-road goodies.

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Car now ‘unaffordable luxury’ for many immature drivers


Published on Tuesday 28 Feb 2012 08:40

A era of immature people is branch to rail transport as rocketing motoring costs, rising girl stagnation and fee fees are creation owning a automobile an ‘unaffordable luxury’ for many underneath 25s.

New total published currently by a Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) uncover that record numbers of immature people now have a 16-25 Railcard and make 50 million journeys by rail any year, 60 per cent adult on 5 years ago.

There were over 1.2million 16-25 Railcard holders final year, roughly a third aloft than a 950,000 who had a Railcard in 2005.

On average, immature people with a Railcard make an annual saving of £159 a year off a cost of their rail transport and make around 40 journeys any by rail a year.

Figures also uncover that there were roughly 250,000 fewer 17 to 25-year olds holding their pushing exam final year than in 2005, an 18 per cent drop.

Would-be ‘boy racers’ are being quite badly strike by large automobile word premiums. With a normal reward quoted for immature women recently commanding £1,800, immature group are confronting even steeper quotes averaging over £3,100, definition owning their possess automobile is mostly no longer an option.

Fuel prices have also climbed by roughly a entertain (23 per cent) over a past dual years to 133.7p per litre by a finish of 2011, adding even some-more vigour to a cost of motoring faced by immature people.

Train companies charge a arise in rail transport among 16-25 year olds to many wanting to conduct delicately their personal budgets. This has led them to take advantage of discounts accessible to Railcard holders and resulted in them creation a record series of journeys by rail over a final twelve month duration for that total are available.

Edward Welsh of ATOC said:“Getting a automobile on your 17th birthday is no longer a informed sermon of thoroughfare for a flourishing series of immature people. We know a lot of underneath 25-year olds are struggling to means a costs of buying, using and insuring a automobile – and that’s on tip of profitable for pushing lessons.

“A era has been discerning to see sight transport as an affordable, arguable choice to a automobile that has a combined reward of never carrying to worry about seeking friends to chip in with petrol money.”


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Priceline loves hotels and cars, though business transport no so much

With sum bookings and hotel room nights adult some-more than 50% any in a fourth quarter, Priceline says a Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline.com brands all gained hotel marketplace share.

In contrast, Expedia Inc.’s hotel room nights jumped only 19% in a fourth quarter, and Orbitz Worldwide’s tellurian hotel room nights in a fourth entertain fell 2% year over year.

“The Priceline Group gifted a clever 4th entertain for a transport reservation services.” pronounced Jeffery Boyd, CEO of a Priceline Group. “Globally, a organisation grew room night reservations by 53% as compared to 47% in a 3rd quarter. We trust that any of a brands, Booking.com, Agoda and priceline.com, gained share in a sell hotel room reservations market, while a Name Your Own Price hotel business in a United States continued to be impacted by augmenting foe in a bonus market.”

Also, in a quarter, Priceline combined a automobile let brands, including Traveljigsaw and RentalCars.com, and rebranded them globally as RentalCars.com. Car let bookings augmenting 34% year over year in a fourth quarter.

For a association as a whole, income enlargement outward a US was generally strong. Total revenue, including that for a US and abroad, grew  35.5% to $991 million, and within that, international income leap-frogged 62.7% to $610 million.

And, increase in a entertain were adult 66.3% to scarcely $226 million.

The tip line formula were propelled by enlargement in hotel room nights and increases in normal daily rates, 6% in a US and 2% abroad.

Booking.com saw generally clever enlargement in Asia, South America and a US, all of that grew during a faster shave than a core European market, Boyd said.

However, he remarkable that Booking.com has copiousness of room to grow in Europe, as well.

And, Agoda available clever enlargement in Asia notwithstanding a impact of flooding in one of a pivotal markets, Thailand, he added.

Dan Finnegan, a Priceline CFO, remarkable that a association is not confronting a vigour of “margin compression” as are some online transport group competitors, that are bustling re-platforming.

Orbitz only finish a multiyear plan to quit all a brands to a new record height and Expedia still has a approach to go with a record transition.

Boyd explained that Priceline’s collateral expenditures are increasing, though not since of a vital IT project. Instead, he said, collateral expenditures are rising during a assuage gait to support augmenting trade loads as good as bureau and crew enlargement for Booking.com in Amsterdam and a UK, for example.

In response to a doubt from an researcher during Priceline’s fourth entertain gain call, Finnegan pronounced Priceline doesn’t see removing into corporate transport as an appealing opportunity. He cited Expedia’s Egencia business, characterizing it as “high touch” and “not a really essential business.”

Despite a hostility to aim a managed corporate traveler, Boyd does see a awaiting that RentalCars.com could rise into a “strong general brand,” nonetheless automobile rentals don’t have a upside that hotels do.

He combined that there are some cross-sell opportunities between Priceline’s automobile let and hotels businesses, though RentalCars.com “will have to be successful independently.”

 


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Priceline loves hotels and cars, though business transport no so much

With sum bookings and hotel room nights adult some-more than 50% any in a fourth quarter, Priceline says a Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline.com brands all gained hotel marketplace share.

In contrast, Expedia Inc.’s hotel room nights jumped only 19% in a fourth quarter, and Orbitz Worldwide’s tellurian hotel room nights in a fourth entertain fell 2% year over year.

“The Priceline Group gifted a clever 4th entertain for a transport reservation services.” pronounced Jeffery Boyd, CEO of a Priceline Group. “Globally, a organisation grew room night reservations by 53% as compared to 47% in a 3rd quarter. We trust that any of a brands, Booking.com, Agoda and priceline.com, gained share in a sell hotel room reservations market, while a Name Your Own Price hotel business in a United States continued to be impacted by augmenting foe in a bonus market.”

Also, in a quarter, Priceline combined a automobile let brands, including Traveljigsaw and RentalCars.com, and rebranded them globally as RentalCars.com. Car let bookings augmenting 34% year over year in a fourth quarter.

For a association as a whole, income enlargement outward a US was generally strong. Total revenue, including that for a US and abroad, grew  35.5% to $991 million, and within that, international income leap-frogged 62.7% to $610 million.

And, increase in a entertain were adult 66.3% to scarcely $226 million.

The tip line formula were propelled by enlargement in hotel room nights and increases in normal daily rates, 6% in a US and 2% abroad.

Booking.com saw generally clever enlargement in Asia, South America and a US, all of that grew during a faster shave than a core European market, Boyd said.

However, he remarkable that Booking.com has copiousness of room to grow in Europe, as well.

And, Agoda available clever enlargement in Asia notwithstanding a impact of flooding in one of a pivotal markets, Thailand, he added.

Dan Finnegan, a Priceline CFO, remarkable that a association is not confronting a vigour of “margin compression” as are some online transport group competitors, that are bustling re-platforming.

Orbitz only finish a multiyear plan to quit all a brands to a new record height and Expedia still has a approach to go with a record transition.

Boyd explained that Priceline’s collateral expenditures are increasing, though not since of a vital IT project. Instead, he said, collateral expenditures are rising during a assuage gait to support augmenting trade loads as good as bureau and crew enlargement for Booking.com in Amsterdam and a UK, for example.

In response to a doubt from an researcher during Priceline’s fourth entertain gain call, Finnegan pronounced Priceline doesn’t see removing into corporate transport as an appealing opportunity. He cited Expedia’s Egencia business, characterizing it as “high touch” and “not a really essential business.”

Despite a hostility to aim a managed corporate traveler, Boyd does see a awaiting that RentalCars.com could rise into a “strong general brand,” nonetheless automobile rentals don’t have a upside that hotels do.

He combined that there are some cross-sell opportunities between Priceline’s automobile let and hotels businesses, though RentalCars.com “will have to be successful independently.”

 


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Priceline loves hotels and cars, though business transport no so much

With sum bookings and hotel room nights adult some-more than 50% any in a fourth quarter, Priceline says a Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline.com brands all gained hotel marketplace share.

In contrast, Expedia Inc.’s hotel room nights jumped only 19% in a fourth quarter, and Orbitz Worldwide’s tellurian hotel room nights in a fourth entertain fell 2% year over year.

“The Priceline Group gifted a clever 4th entertain for a transport reservation services.” pronounced Jeffery Boyd, CEO of a Priceline Group. “Globally, a organisation grew room night reservations by 53% as compared to 47% in a 3rd quarter. We trust that any of a brands, Booking.com, Agoda and priceline.com, gained share in a sell hotel room reservations market, while a Name Your Own Price hotel business in a United States continued to be impacted by augmenting foe in a bonus market.”

Also, in a quarter, Priceline combined a automobile let brands, including Traveljigsaw and RentalCars.com, and rebranded them globally as RentalCars.com. Car let bookings augmenting 34% year over year in a fourth quarter.

For a association as a whole, income enlargement outward a US was generally strong. Total revenue, including that for a US and abroad, grew  35.5% to $991 million, and within that, international income leap-frogged 62.7% to $610 million.

And, increase in a entertain were adult 66.3% to scarcely $226 million.

The tip line formula were propelled by enlargement in hotel room nights and increases in normal daily rates, 6% in a US and 2% abroad.

Booking.com saw generally clever enlargement in Asia, South America and a US, all of that grew during a faster shave than a core European market, Boyd said.

However, he remarkable that Booking.com has copiousness of room to grow in Europe, as well.

And, Agoda available clever enlargement in Asia notwithstanding a impact of flooding in one of a pivotal markets, Thailand, he added.

Dan Finnegan, a Priceline CFO, remarkable that a association is not confronting a vigour of “margin compression” as are some online transport group competitors, that are bustling re-platforming.

Orbitz only finish a multiyear plan to quit all a brands to a new record height and Expedia still has a approach to go with a record transition.

Boyd explained that Priceline’s collateral expenditures are increasing, though not since of a vital IT project. Instead, he said, collateral expenditures are rising during a assuage gait to support augmenting trade loads as good as bureau and crew enlargement for Booking.com in Amsterdam and a UK, for example.

In response to a doubt from an researcher during Priceline’s fourth entertain gain call, Finnegan pronounced Priceline doesn’t see removing into corporate transport as an appealing opportunity. He cited Expedia’s Egencia business, characterizing it as “high touch” and “not a really essential business.”

Despite a hostility to aim a managed corporate traveler, Boyd does see a awaiting that RentalCars.com could rise into a “strong general brand,” nonetheless automobile rentals don’t have a upside that hotels do.

He combined that there are some cross-sell opportunities between Priceline’s automobile let and hotels businesses, though RentalCars.com “will have to be successful independently.”

 


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Travel Q&A: Taking a Danube cruise; selecting an Alaska itinerary

Travel consultant Jane Wooldridge answers a potpourri of reader transport questions from stream cruises, Amtrak, Alaska cruises and more.

Q: My mother and we wish to take a journey on a Danube. We wish a vessel that is honestly upscale. What do we recommend?

—H.K.

A: Uniworld (www.uniworld.com) is deliberate a Chateau-and-Relais homogeneous of stream cruising. Since we haven’t sailed with them myself, we consulted Carolyn Spencer Brown, executive editor during CruiseCritic.com, who also endorsed trips organised by Tauck Tours (www.tauck.com), that she described as “Ritz Carlton-style.” She and we have both listened good reports on Scenic Tours (www.scenictours.com), that offers itineraries in France, Germany and Russia.

If we aren’t set on a Danube, we competence journey a oppulance boat journey in France. A few years ago we sailed with French Country Waterways (www.fcwl.com), that offers wine-and-cuisine oriented trips by Burgundy, Champagne, a Loire and Alsace-Lorraine. The outing enclosed guided visits to ancestral towns and castles, stops during tiny wineries and cooking during a Michelin-starred restaurant. we rarely advise a knowledge — though note that by a time we come home, you’ll substantially need incomparable trousers.

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Q: I’m holding a sight to Tampa. we arrive on a Sunday afternoon, and there’s no automobile let bureau during a sight station. Is there a automobile let association that will come collect me up?

— M.A.

A: On another day of a week, yes. But dual circuitously offices that offer pick-up use — Enterprise, (813) 254-4221; and Hertz, (813) 226-4205 — are sealed during a time we arrive. Your best gamble is to take a cab to your hotel. Alternatively, we competence wish to change your skeleton and fly.

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Q: My partner and we wish to go to Alaska in a summer. We’re both into a view and inlet some-more than a cities. We found a 10-day outing on a website where we transport with other people though are on your possess for many a day. The outing in doubt has us alighting in Fairbanks, holding a sight to Denali inhabitant park, where we spend a day; holding a train to a seashore and afterwards boarding a Holland America boat for thoroughfare opposite Prince William Sound, a Gulf of Alaska and afterwards several days in a Inland Passage. Is there is anything we should watch out for, or any choice we competence suggest? We looked during a choice of a smaller qualification — what they call a safari debate — though we both felt that was too expensive.

—J.L.

A: The channel you’re articulate about is a good one. Most journey lines offer Alaska land-sea furloughed options, so if this one doesn’t suit, we can find alternatives around http://www.hollandamerica.com; http://www.princess.com and http://www.rctalaska.com, among others.

If you’re going to offshoot adult with a journey on one end, a debate is mostly a many reasonable approach to go. Renting a automobile in Alaska is expensive, and renting one-way is officious mind-boggling, generally if we keep a automobile for several days. (We used one automobile to expostulate from Seward to Anchorage, afterwards forsaken it off and picked adult a second automobile that we returned a week after to Anchorage — about half a cost of gripping a strange automobile for a whole 10-day trip.)

Since you’re many meddlesome in nature, we might wish to journey spending some-more time in Denali National Park. Regardless of how prolonged we stay there, you’ll wish to debate a park by convey train — not by a debate bus. (Shuttle buses aren’t as posh as a debate buses, though they concede we to get off during one stop, transport to a next, and afterwards get behind on another shuttle. You’ll still stop for wildlife observation and lavatory breaks. Make reservations so you’re certain to get a seat; http://www.nps.gov/dena/).

Another seagoing choice is a Alaska State Ferry System (ww.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/). The ferries don’t have a same amenities and amenities as journey ships, and they aren’t always cheaper, either, given cabin and food are extra. But we do have some-more control over your channel and can stay mixed days in a places you’d like to see most.

If we do select a compulsory journey ship, ask about naturalist programs. When we sailed, we found a lectures fascinating — though too few. We could have selected a boat that enclosed some-more visit lectures had we known.

Regardless of how we travel, devise to flare out for a glacier transport on a Juneau Icefield. A helicopter is compulsory to get there, that means a outing won’t be inexpensive — a going rate for a cruise-booked glacier outing is $300-plus — though it will expected be a prominence of your vacation.

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Follow up: Last month we answered a doubt about finds along a I-95 mezzanine for a traveler who creates an annual New York-to-Miami pushing trip. E.M. wrote in with a recommendation for Captain Stan’s Smokehouse in Woodbine, Ga.

“Not distant from 95 and a genuine dive, with good barbecue… and we hear dancing is fun there on Friday nights. Owner a hoot.. from Ft. Lauderale with lots of tales.” TripAdvisor, Yelp and Urban Spoon all give it high marks. I-95 Exit 14, about 45 mins north of Jacksonville, Fla. 912-729-9552.

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Jane Wooldridge is a Miami Herald’s business editor and a leader of a prestigeous Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of a Year award. She formerly served as The Herald’s transport editor and continues to write transport stories for inhabitant publications including Travel + Leisure magazine, where she is a unchanging contributor. Send questions to jane@fivestarstounderthestars.com.


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Why a Car Hire Holiday in a USA is a Only Way to Travel

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, Feb 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE around COMTEX) –
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Ford personality says devise now for destiny trade jams

Right now, there are 1.2 billion cars and trucks on a world’s roads, and another 144 million will be combined in only 4 years, according consulting organisation LMC Automotive in Troy, Mich. In China alone, annual automobile sales will arise by some-more than 10 million — to roughly 30 million — between now and 2016. In India, LMC says sales will scarcely double in 4 years to over 6 million.


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